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Explore Hands-On Science Exhibits at Rockville Science Day

Explore chemistry, rockets, robots, reptiles and more on Sunday, April 23 at the 32nd annual Rockville Science Day.

This Rockville tradition returns to Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., from noon-5 p.m. The free event offers an opportunity to experience hands-on science- and technology-related exhibits, activities, games, and demonstrations from over 70 local organizations and businesses. Admission is free.

Activities and exhibits include building and launching rockets, telescopes, robots and backyard wildlife, microscopes, snakes, stream science, Civil War medical practice, coding challenges, math puzzles, chemistry in action, electric vehicles, quadcopters, archaeology mini-digs, 3-D printing, brain games, and more.

Student Service Learning hours are available for students 16 and older who help with setup Saturday and with exhibits Sunday. To register an exhibit, offer to volunteer or learn more, visit

Can’t Wait for Science Day?

The Rockville Science Center sponsors online science presentations the second and third Tuesday of every month. For something a bit more hands-on, the center hosts classes and engaging activities, such as a family chess club.

Open discussion periods are held Thursday evenings and STEM Activities Day is the last Saturday of each month. Activities are held in the center’s storefront at 36C Maryland Ave. and in the Makerspace at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave.

RSC also offers spring break and summer classes at its Rockville Town Square locations and local schools. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at

RSC is a nonprofit supported by the generous donations of its members and sponsors, including the City of Rockville. Learn how to support RSC at

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